This page provides an overview of our entry requirements. Entry requirements for each course are listed within individual course descriptions. To find out about requirements in your area of interest use our course finder.
Many masters degree courses require a first degree. Applicants without initial, formal qualifications but with an appropriate level of experience are considered on the basis of their potential to benefit from, and contribute to, a course.
We operate a credit accumulation and transfer scheme whereby individual modules passed at the University of Brighton are allocated points which can be transferred to other institutions of higher education, nationally and internationally, and counted towards your qualifications there.
Credits earned from study in other institutions (whether CATS-rated or not) may give you exemption from part of University of Brighton courses. Most standard postgraduate modules have a value of 10 points.
Other kinds of learning or work experience may also be acknowledged in lieu of some course components. If you think that you may be eligible please contact the admissions team identified in individual course descriptions for advice before you apply.
There are two ways that our English language proficiency requirements can be met:
- your previous academic record clearly demonstrates an ability to study and be examined in the English language or
- you provide us with certificated proof of competence in English by having recently passed an English language qualification.
The tables below show the English language qualifications that we accept. Postgraduate courses require a ‘good operational’ to ‘fully operational’ command of the language in most situations.
|English qualificaiton||Level or grade required|
The specific IELTS scores needed to apply for a course are given with the entry requirements for each course. Most courses require an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5.
|Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CCAE)||
|Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP)||6.5|
|Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)||1095|
|Pearson Test of English PTE Academic||